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Petrofac Offshore Workers in the UK Vote for Strike Action

Aug 08, 2023

The UK-based union Unite said Monday that offshore workers employed by Petrofac Facilities Management Limited had voted for strike action in disputes over jobs, pay, and conditions.Around 80 Unite members contracted to work on Ithaca Energy’s FPF1 platform…

Spirit Energy Reports Record-Breaking Year in Offshore Decommissioning Activities

Aug 03, 2023

UK-based oil and gas company Spirit Energy is reporting its busiest year-to-date in decommissioning activities, with offshore campaigns taking place across the Central North Sea (CNS), Southern North Sea (SNS), and East Irish Sea.The most recent activity to be completed…

North Sea Oil Field Receives Regulatory Nod

Aug 03, 2023

Anasuria Hibiscus UK Limited, a UK-subsidiary of the Malaysian oil firm Hibiscus Petroleum has received a Development and Production Works Consent to a Field Development Plan (“FDP”) for the Teal West field in the UK North Sea.The consent was granted by the UK energy industry regulator…

Protesters Drape Home of UK PM Sunak in Black Fabric over Energy Policy

Aug 03, 2023

Greenpeace protesters draped the private home of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in black fabric on Thursday, stepping up their campaign against his government's policy on drilling for oil.A picture posted by Greenpeace UK on messaging platform X…

Shelf Drilling Wins $17M Contract for Offshore Drilling Rig in UK North Sea

Aug 02, 2023

Offshore drilling company Shelf Drilling has won a contract for the Shelf Drilling Fortress jack-up drilling rig with a European subsidiary of the Chinese oil company CNOOC in the UK North Sea.Under the contract, the rig, owned by Shelf Drilling's subsidiary Shelf Drilling North Sea…

UK to Grant Over 100 North Sea Oil and Gas Licenses

Jul 31, 2023

Britain will grant more than 100 new oil and gas licences in the North Sea as part of efforts to tap domestic supplies and become more energy independent, the government said on Monday. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the move was compliant with the government's environmental targets…

Peterson Energy Logistics to Add 50 New Staff to Support Apache North Sea Contract

Jul 27, 2023

Peterson Energy Logistics has secured an integrated logistics contract with the oil and gas company Apache North Sea Limited.Peterson will deliver quayside, receipt and dispatch, and fuel services from its bases in Aberdeen and Edzell. The logistics…

Ithaca Energy Strikes Hydrocarbons at UK North Sea Prospect

Jul 27, 2023

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company Ithaca Energy said Thursday it had discovered hydrocarbons at its K2 prospect, located in Block 22/14c of the Central North Sea of the UK Continental Shelf.Upon entering the reservoir, Ithaca Energy, acting as the operator…

Capricorn Energy to Withdraw from North Sea Offshore Blocks Held with with Deltic Energy

Jul 27, 2023

UK North Sea oil explorer Deltic Energy said Thursday that Capricorn Energy, its partner in five Southern North Sea gas exploration licenses Capricorn Energy had decided to withdraw from the licenses, following its recent strategic focus shift…

Greenpeace Challenging UK's New North Sea Oil and Gas Licenses

Jul 25, 2023

Britain's decision to authorize new licenses for oil and gas exploration in the North Sea came under scrutiny at London's High Court on Tuesday, as Greenpeace argued the government failed to assess emissions produced by burning extracted fuel…

Armada Kraken FPSO's Production Climbs After Shutdown

Jul 20, 2023

Bumi Armada's Armada Kraken FPSO, a production unit operating at EnQuest's Kraken offshore field in the UK North Sea, has increased operational performance following a shutdown in early June.As Offshore Engineer previously reported, the Armada…

Unite Stork Members Win Salary Increase. Dispute Ends

Jul 19, 2023

UK-based union Unite said Tuesday its members in Stork had voted by 61 percent to end their industrial action after a ballot which will see offshore salaries increase by 10 percent and be backdated to January 2023.The ballot, in which 88 percent of Unite members voted…

Aurora Energy Services Strengthens Executive Team with COO Appointment

Jul 14, 2023

Aurora Energy Services, a recently launched, Aberdeen-based energy industry services provider, said Friday it had appointed Tom Smith as Chief Operating Officer 'as it closes in on further acquisitions which will lay the foundation for establishing a £100 million revenue business…

Ithaca Energy Takes Full Ownership of Fotla Discovery. Adds Three Offshore Blocks to Portfolio

Jul 13, 2023

UK North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy has signed a deal to acquire a 40% stake in the Fotla Discovery it doesn't already own and three offshore exploration licenses from Spirit Energy.'The acquisition, which is subject to the satisfaction…

Shell's North Sea Discovery May Be Twice as Big as Initially Assumed, Partner Says

Jul 12, 2023

Oil and gas company Deltic Energy Plc on Wednesday announced a significant increase in the estimated oil and gas resources for Shell's Pensacola discovery in the UK North Sea, with the analysis revealing nearly double the initial expectations…

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